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Protecting firebrick from the elements - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Protecting firebrick from the elements

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  • Protecting firebrick from the elements

    My build has firebricks that are exposed to the weather at the entrance and I have noticed that over the last 6 months they have degraded, unlike the traditional clay building bricks that I used on the rest of the oven exterior.

    These bricks do not really get hot when the oven is in use and I wondered if there was any kind of treatment I could apply to protect them.


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    Re: Protecting firebrick from the elements

    I wouldn't treat your bricks with anything. How are they degrading? Brickyards always store bricks outside: they really shouldn't be in danger from the elements, save for wet/freeze/thaw cycles
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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      Re: Protecting firebrick from the elements

      Cheers Dmun,

      I think that you have replied to everyone of my questions in a couple of hours of posting, I really appreciate your wisdom.

      The bricks appear to have lost some of their original waxiness and are a bit more porous than they started out. They will be exposed to potential freezing weather and could also get wet, although they will be slightly protected by the roof overhang. They just seem to have weathered less well than the standard clay building bricks and they have not seen a winter yet!